Dog Tips and Advice

PetGuide.com is your source for dog tips and dog advice. If you’ve got questions about how to find a pet, pick a vet, train your dog and everything in between, PetGuide.com has the answers… straight from the expert’s mouth. PetGuide.com asks the pet experts all the tough questions and offers invaluable insights that will have you begging for more. So sit, stay, and read about the dog tips and dog advice you’ve been panting for!

Need to teach an old dog some new tricks? With Petguide.com’s advice on training techniques and methods, your pooch will learn to play dead, come when called or love their new crate in no time. The holiday season is not merry anymore but rather a source of stress? Read up on tried and true methods of transforming holidays into a stress-free and dog-friendly affair. There is an emergency and you don’t have anyone to ask what to do? Our comprehensive guides on dog poisoning, traffic accidents, fires and other SOS situations will equip you with essentials for dealing with all kinds of trouble.

Your question is a… little bit hairy? Our series Ask the Hairy Godfather answers all of the questions you never had the courage to ask. What to do if you get a pooch as gift, but you can’t keep them? Should it be a deal breaker that your new bae doesn’t want pets? How to cope with a pet’s passing? Read how our expert duo answers these and many more important reader questions for life-saving tips and advice.

It’s not always easy being a parent of a pooch. Petguide.com offers dog tips and dog advice that cover every aspect of a dog owner’s lifestyle. Our blog will provide useful insights and helpful guides that will make you prepared for any challenge you or your dog might face!

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Crazy Cat Complication

We’ve all heard of the “Crazy Cat Lady” – but what happens when it’s about to become the “Crazy Cat Couple?” The Ha…

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Therapy Dog Fraud?

Just because you can register your pooch as a therapy dog, does it mean that you should? A few thoughts on if a dog should be registered for convenience.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Showing Off My Pooch Pride

It's the most wonderful time of the year - Gay Pride! The Hairy Dogfathers have some advice when it comes to bringing your dog along to Pride celebrations.

Ask the Hairy Dogfathers: Doggy Chaperon Woes

Two's company, three's a crowd... especially when an overprotective Rottweiler is involved! Here's how you can make room for another person in your pack.

How To Remove A Tick From A Dog

They're more than an irritant - these little bloodsuckers can mean big trouble for you and your pooch. Here's how to remove a tick from a dog.

How To Treat A Dog With Allergies

If your dog has an allergy, it can present itself in numerous ways. When this happens, what do you do? We know how to treat a dog with allergies.

Tails From A Pet Sitter: Walking In A Winter Blunderland

An excited dog and slippery conditions don’t mix. Here’s how to safely walk your four-legged friend in the snow. This time of year can be dishear…

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Is Poop Getting In The Way Of Picking Up?

When you’re walking your dog, the only thing you usually pick up is the dog’s poop. But what happens when your Wing Man’s smelly mess keeps…

How to Properly Fit Your Dog for a Harness

There are many reasons why pet parents choose a harness over a collar. If you're going with a harness, here's how to make sure it fits your dog perfectly.

Big Bang Therapy: How To Keep Your Dog Calm During Fireworks

Dogs and fireworks often don't mix, and the results can be disastrous. Here are some tips on dealing with the festive fallout on the fourth of July.

What to Do If Your Dog is Poisoned

Dog can get into trouble at any age - and that includes eating something they shouldn't. Here's what to do if your pet is poisoned.

Pooch Poaching: How You Can Prevent Dog Theft

Don't let your dog become a sad statistic. Dog and pet theft is on the rise. Protect your furry family members with these tips that can prevent dog theft.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Opinions Breed Ignorance

Everyone has an opinion, but when they're uninformed, they're a pain in the butt! The Hairy Dogfathers weigh in on people who comment on your dog's size.

8 Egg-cellent Tips For A Dog-Friendly Easter Egg Hunt

Release the hounds! Put on those bunny ears and follow these tips for a fun Easter egg hunt your dog can take part in. Ah, the Easter egg hunt. The original…

How To Get Rid Of Fleas On Dogs

When your dog starts scratching from fleas, do you scratch your head about what you need do? Don't worry - we know how to get rid of fleas on dogs!

How To Trim Dog Nails For a Perfect Pooch Pedicure

If you don't want to take your dog to a groomers to have it professionally done, you can learn to trim dog nails yourself with these easy steps.

Why Do Dogs Dig in Their Beds?

Is he looking for something or is he nesting? Learn the reason why your dog digs in his bed before he'll climb in for a snooze.

6 Advantages Of Living In A Multi Dog Household

Two dogs are better than one – Let’s look at the pros of a multi dog household The more, the merrier – that’s the motto of many famil…

How To Safely Walk Your Dog In The Big City

Walking your dog in an urban metropolis isn't for the faint of heart. Before leaving your big-city high-rise, check everything off this 12-step checklist.

Hot Tips on Sun Protection For Dogs

Just because a dog has a coat of fur, it doesn't mean that it is protected from the sun's rays. Here are some tips for sun protection for dogs.

How To Live Peacefully in a Multispecies Household

You could say that Kevin Roberts lives in a zoo. And because a variety of pets call his house a home, he's had to face the challenge of keeping the peace.

4 Springtime Fresh Safety Tips For Dogs

Helpful spring safety tips for dogs and pet parents What is that we finally see? Could it be? Yes, it is! A patch of grass! The snow is melting, the sun is s…

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Bad Manners At The Dog Park

There’s some serious drama going down at the dog park! What do the Hairy Dogfathers have to say about it? Dear Hairy Dogfathers, Talk about dog park DR…

5 Smart Tips For Curing The Back-To-School Dog Blues

Now that summer's over, Kevin Roberts, an elementary school teacher and dog dad, has a few ideas to keep your pup's mind occupied until school lets out.

Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?

What is it about grass that tastes great to dogs? Let's talk about why dogs eat grass and if you should do anything about it.

Pups With Tents: Rustic Tips To Remember When Camping With Dogs

Many people love getting in touch with nature, For Kevin Roberts, camping with his pack is a cherished part of life as well as a great Canadian pastime.

How to Make Time for Volunteering With Animals in Need

You'd love to help out with your local animal shelter, but you're just too busy. There are ways you can include volunteer work in your balanced life.

Miss Manner’s Top 10 Tips For Pooch Patio Etiquette

We want to take advantage of the nice weather. If you're heading to a restaurant or bar patio with your dog, keep these tips in mind while dining al fresco.

Pet Hack Of The Week: Find Your Lost Pet

It's a pet parent's nightmare - your furbaby has wandered away from home. Keep tabs on your pet with Tile, a simple, inexpensive way to find your lost pet.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Dog Birthday Blues

Birthdays are a time to celebrate... especially for pet parents. But what do you do when you don't know your dog's B-Day? The Hairy Dogfathers want to help!

Country Duo Dan + Shay Share Touring Tips For Traveling With Pets

Traveling with pets takes some planning, and country duo Dan + Shay know a thing about that. They're sharing some of their best on-the-road with pets tips.

9 Blowout Tips On How To Throw A Legendary Dog Party

Ain't no party like a doggy party! It's time to celebrate National Dog Party Day and throw a bash that'll have your guests throwing their paws into the air.

Raising A Green Dog: Tips On Being An Eco-Friendly Pet Parent

How can you reduce your global paw print? Here are a few tips on how to do your part for the environment - it's easier than you think to have a green dog!

How Much Does A Dog Cost?

Few people actually sit down and plan out every expense related to owning a dog. And let’s face it – it’s close to impossible to work out t…

How Do You Introduce Your New Dog to Your Partner?

They are two of the most important things in your life and you want them to get along. Here's how to introduce your new dog to your partner.

Is College the Right Time to Get a New Pet?

Many pets end up on the streets or at rescue centers because college students haven't fully thought through everything that pet ownership entails.

Ask the Hairy DogFathers: Pet Sitting Predicament

What do you do for a friend who's house and dog sitting while you're away? The Hairy Dogfathers have a couple of tips for pet-sitting etiquette.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: New Year’s Resolutions

Have you made your New Year’s Resolutions yet? To start 2015 off on the right paw, the Hairy Dogfathers want to share their own New Year’s Resolu…

4 Dog Mushing Mistakes That Make You Look Like a Noob

Bad habits are hard to break, so why not avoid them in the first place? Steer clear of these dog mushing mistakes that make you look like a rookie.

9 Fun Things To Do With Your Dog This Summer

Ah summer - it's the perfect time to get outside with your dog and enjoy the weather. We've come up with a 7 fun things to do with your dog this summer.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Nosey Neighbors Raise A Stink

Woo hoo! The warmer weather is upon us – but as the snow melts, it soon reveals smelly surprises (we mean dog poop). When it starts to stink, the Hairy…

Etiquette When Using Rideshares With Pets

When you call for an Uber, do you need to bring your dog or cat along with you? Be a polite rider - follow etiquette when using rideshares.

How To Create a Safe and Inviting Pet-Friendly Backyard

You want a lush lawn, but you want pets to be able to safely enjoy it so you can spend more time outdoors. Here's how to do pet-friendly landscaping right.

How To Help A Dog Hurt In A Traffic Accident

No one ever wants to see a dog hit by a car, but you do want to be prepared so you can help. If you want to be more than a bystander, here's what to do.

Pros and Cons of Having a Dog at College

Is it a good idea to get a dog while you're at college? Before you decide, be sure to go over all the pro and cons to keeping a pooch while in school.

Does Your Dog Have A Sleep Problem?

Since dogs spend a big portion of their day sleeping it away, it stands to reason that just like humans–our furry friends may have sleep issues as well…

A Pet Sitter’s Guide For When Friends Are Watching Your Dog

Tips and tricks to keep Fido happy and healthy when he’s having a sleepover with friends Being a pet sitter, my furry clients are a second family to me…

The Holidays Are Here… And So Are Puppy Scams

Did you know that the holidays are a time for puppy scams? In fact, according to a report from Veterinarians.org, California is the state with the most repor…

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Dog Don’t Got Game

What do you do when your dog doesn't share your passion for the sport of agility? Instead of being benched, the Hairy Dogfathers have some advice to share.

How to Stop Your Dog From Begging at the Table

You're enjoying a meal - when you look down, and notice your dog staring at you. Here's how you can stop your dog from begging at the table.

Pet Tips for Home Seekers and Sellers

Buying or selling your home, especially when you have a pet, means you need to take extra steps to ensure you find the right fit for your furry friend.

How To Stop Your Dog Drinking From The Toilet

Want to flush that bad habit? Here’s how to get your dog to stop using the toilet as his personal water bowl. At some point in time, most dog owners he…

Dog Rocks Rock By Saving Your Lawn From Pet Pee Burns

If you have dogs and a lawn, you probably are familiar with 'pee spots.' But are you familiar with a safe, natural way to treat them?

7 Verified Tips for Landlords Renting to Pet Parents

For landlords who want to rent to people with pets but have been burned in the past, we've got seven things to check before your furry tenants move in.

How To Groom Your Dog at Home

What are you to do when Fluffy starts looking far more matted than amazing? What can you do when your regular grooming shop is not available and you have lea…

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: First-Time Parent Jitters About Fur And Huma

An expectant couple’s first human baby is on the way… but will the two adopted furbabies treat their new brother or sister like family? Here&rsq…

Losing A Pet: Dealing With The Death Of Your Dog

Nothing compares to the heartbreak of losing a pet, especially if it comes suddenly. We have some tips on how to cope with the grief after losing a pet.

How To Deal With Dog Poop When Nature Calls During a Hike

What do you do when your dog poops in the woods? Leave no poo behind - you've still got to abide by the practice of pooping and scooping!

How To Choose a Headlamp for Night Time Dog Mushing

Lots of things go bump in the night - but you don't want it to be you or your dogs! Longer nights mean lighting up the trails with the proper headlamps.

What To Look For In A Reputable Breeder

Do you know what to look for in a reputable breeder? Here are some tips on what you need to keep an eye out for before you buy a puppy.